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Practice with Idioms

Download this set to provide practice with idioms to your students with a matching card set and printable worksheets.

You help your students practice with idioms using this printable set.

These ideas will fit into your fourth or fifth grade classroom

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

Download this set to provide practice with idioms to your students with a matching card set and printable worksheets.

What are idioms?

Idioms are a type of figurative language.

Other types of figurative language include metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole and puns.

An idiom is an expression. The words used in the expression do not relate to the literal meaning of the phrase.

Here are some examples of idioms and their meanings:

IDIOMMEANING
back to square onestarting over
spill the beanstell a secret
adding insult to injurymaking a bad situation worse
don’t judge a book by its coverdon’t judge something by its first appearance
feeling under the weathernot feeling well
letting someone off the hooknot holding someone responsible for something
piece of cakesomething that was easy to do
cutting cornersnot doing something completely to save time or money
letting the cat out of the bagsharing a secret
like riding a bikesomething you don’t forget how to do
Download this set to provide practice with idioms to your students with a matching card set and printable worksheets.

What you will find in this practice with idioms set:

This set contains 22 idioms with matching cards explaining their meanings. Students can practice matching these cards as they learn about common idioms.

To add a little movement to your practice, give each student a card. Then, have them find their partner.

There are also practice worksheets to accompany your learning.

For one, students will find a picture that they will write the idiom for. Next, they identify the meaning.

One page has students draw their own pictures.

The final pages will have students record and explain idioms from the cards provided.

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holly sataloff

Monday 4th of May 2020

This is awesome! Thank you for this resource!

Marjorie Sample

Sunday 12th of April 2015

I love this idea! I have done a cause and effect match in the past but I never thought to do it with idioms. It will be a great review!

Teaching The Secret School by AVI

Friday 16th of January 2015

[…] he told me why the would be considered idioms. Then, he complete this online activity and this Idiom match up and we moved on to […]

Leslie

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

You guys are rockin' it out! So glad to see how quickly you've grown! I'd love to invite you back to Teach Junkie's new session of Teaching Idea Tuesdays to link up an idea or one like it. - Leslie